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World Premiere
Presented by Arts House

7.30pm, Tue 24 Apr
7.30pm, Thu 26 Apr
7.30pm, Fri 27 Apr
2pm & 7.30pm, Sat 28 Apr
5pm, Sun 29 Apr

60 mins
$35 / $30 / $25

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Accessibility:

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Wheelchair Accessible
All performances are in Auslan and English
Tactile Tour – 4pm, Sun 29 Apr
Described performance for people who are Blind or have low vision – 5pmSun 29 Apr
For tactile tour and audio described bookings, please contact Will McRostie: will@descriptionvictoria.com.au

Show Program:
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It wasn’t until Jodee Mundy was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised the rest of her family was Deaf. She didn’t see ‘disability’ – only the love and protection of those closest to her.

In Personal, she conveys her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family, through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation. Mundy delves into the contradictions of inhabiting two worlds: living in a Deaf family, where using sign language is natural; and living in a society that sees only the family’s disability with voyeuristic curiosity.

The role children of Deaf adults play in paving the way for their family – as interpreter, authority, conduit – is central to this very intimate story. Created with a talented team of collaborators and presented in two languages via a virtual interpreter, Personal is a smart, touching and deeply personal work exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.

Artistic Director/Writer/Performer:
Jodee Mundy
Direction:
Merophie Carr
Design:
Jen Hector
Sound:
Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey
Video:
Rhian Hinkley
Movement Consultant:
Jo Dunbar
Dramaturg:
Sandra Fiona Long
Auslan Consultant:
Gavin Rose-Mundy
Producer (Bureau of Works):
Erin Milne

Supported by – the Australian Government through Australia Council, it’s arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; and and the Besen Family Foundation.  It’s development was supported by the Ministry of the Arts Catalyst program; City  of Yarra; HotHouse Theatre; Polyglot Theatre; Auspicious Arts Projects; VicDeaf; and KODA
Acknowledgements – Personal was developed in collaboration with Jodee’s family members
Image by – Theresa Harrison